Richard Schloss was born in 1953 in Fort Worth Texas, but worked and showed in Santa Barbara since 1972. He completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at UCSB in 1979 and a BA in Italian in 1981.

Richard initially explored many different styles and mediums, but focused on painting outside in the landscape in 1976, which he continued to do exclusively until the mid 80s. Today, he continues to paint en plein air on small paintings, but does most of his work in the studio on large paintings. In 1980, he spent a year painting in Europe on an award-winning scholarship. In 1992, he was chosen to paint the diorama backgrounds for the Cartwright Interactions Hall of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. He has done numerous commissions for public spaces, including Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara Historical Museum and The Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In 2015, he was offered a large, one-man show at the Ventura Museum of Art. His work is included in four museums in the Central California area: the Santa Barbara Historical Society, Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Ventura Museum of Art. He has been a member of Santa Barbara's Oak Group since its inception in 1986. 

Today Richard lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Julie, and 23 year old daughter. His son now lives in Idaho with his three children. Richard is represented by Santa Barbara Fine Art.


2018       Santa Barbara Fine Art, Santa Barbara

2017-18  Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria 

2015        Christopher Hill Gallery, St. Helena

2014-15  Museum of Ventura County

2013        Santa Barbara Historical Museum

                 (Group Exhibit  "Treasures":

                Harmer, Borein, Strong, Welch)

2013        Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2011        Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009        Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2007        Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2006   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2005   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2003   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2001   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1999   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1997   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1995   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1994   North Point Gallery, San Francisco

1993   Rossbach Fine Arts, Santa Barbara, CA

1992   Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1991   Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1990   William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989   Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1988   William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986   Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1984   Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1983   William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982   Meredith Niles Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1981   Meredith Niles Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1980   MJ Niles Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1979   Bradley Galleries, Montecito


Museum of Ventura County

Ridley Tree Museum, Montecito

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History:

    Cartwright Hall Dioramas

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Birnam Wood Country Club, Montecito

The Valley Club, Montecito, CA

Occidental Oil and Gas Co.

Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco

The Hyatt Regency, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Hughes Aircraft

Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco

C&H Sugar, Crockett, San Francisco

Chevron Inc. San Francisco

Southern California Gas Co. Los Angeles

Santa Cruz Island Foundation

US Embassy, Bahrain

Robert and Marlene Veloz

Wright Luddington, Santa Barbara

Biomarin Corp, Novato, CA

Fluor Corp

Dysan Corp. Palo Alto

Vintage Hotels, Santa Barbara

Caroline Getty, San Francisco

The Doctors Company, Napa

Advanced Cardio-Vascular Systems, Santa Clara, CA

Stone & Youngberg, San Francisco

The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco

Hatch and Parent, Santa Barbara

Pacifica Real Estate, Santa Barbara

Bartlett, Pringle & Wolff, Santa Barbara

Seed, Mackall & Cole, Santa Barbara

Price, Postel & Parma, Santa Barbara

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